Peepli Live
Peepli Live (2010)

Natha, a poor farmer from Peepli village, is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid government loan. A quick fix to the problem is the very same government's program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anil Sinanan
Time Out

A largely unknown confident cast, rousing folk music and Rizvi's understated direction result in a fresh, credible comic gem.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You can't decide whether to laugh because the events are so absurd or cry because you can imagine them really happening.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

Globalization does not have to be inhumane.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

This is a movie that opens with the hero puking, and spends the rest of its running time showing why that may be the only sane response to the state of the world.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

I liked Peepli Live, which is colorful and at times quite lively, but I wish it were funnier and its satirical edge a bit sharper.

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John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine

A better writer than director, the strength of Rizvi's 'Peepli Live' is the film's unsentimental portrayal of the poor

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

A fitfully amusing Indian comedy that touches on a hot-button topic.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Manages to mine substantial dark humor from this tragic situation while offering pointed -- and sometimes poignant -- social commentary in the process.

Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Thousands of poor farmers kill themselves every year in India and it was audacious of writer-director Anusha Rizvi to make a comedy out of the fact with her first film.

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Jesse Ortega
This is actually the first "Bollywood" movie I've seen from beginning to end. I've seen some parts of the bigger Indian movies and I just… More